Skip to comments.Local McDonald’s Forced To Close Amid Protest For Higher Wages
Posted on 08/29/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT by shove_it
SOUTHFIELD (WWJ/AP) - A local McDonalds restaurant was forced to close after its employees walked out and hundreds gathered outside to protest for higher wages.
The restaurant on 8 Mile and Lahser roads along the Detroit/Southfield city line was just one location locally where fast food workers are participating in a nationwide walkout for better wages.
Over 200 protestors crowded the restaurant, carrying signs that read We are worth more. Strike for 15, as in $15 an hour...
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Mickey D’s should close up in Detroit anyway. That city is a lost cause.
Have you seen Mickey D’s ad campaigns lately? They seem to be aiming ONLY at the customers in inner-city Chicago and Detroit.
I paid $12 for lunch at a McDonalds last weekend. I can get a better meal in a subshop for $7!
As I pondered the possible mid- to long-term fallout from this sort of thing, a thought suddenly hit me like a brick:
Time to buy gold.
I have some good news and some bad news.
The good news is we raised your pay to $15/hour.
The bad news is we have to let you go.
A McDonalds on 8 Mile Road in Detroit?
Oh, the rich, rich irony.
Well, if SEIU can organize the fast food workers (and collect hefty dues) a strike by one group would be a strike by all. Would Mickey D cave or just become an international corporation because business in the US had become too expensive and unprofitable? I wonder.
Or would the government come in and say they had to serve fast food in the ‘hood, even if it was unprofitable? Don’t laugh—remember the Christian photographer who the government said had take pictures at gay weddings? He was treated like a public utility, a state slave, who had to perform on demand.
There is a GREAT all you can eat chinese place by where I work. $4.99 all day.
This morning, one of my Madison WI co-workers suggested that it won’t be easy to get fast food today.
I responded that it won’t be a problem, not around here. He responded, “We’ll see.”
At lunch, I plan to go to the Culver’s in Middleton, WI. I expect business as usual.
For those in Southfield, MI, I recommend Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen. A little more expensive, but great food. I doubt their employees get appreciably more than the fast food joints (except waitresses who receive good tips).
Has anyone else around here scouted the local fast food joints to see if there is any appreciable effect?
I’d love to see all folks get more wages...but I’m afraid the laws of economics (none of which are understandable to progressives) always prevail.
Exactly. Couple this stupidity with Obozo's war against the rich, and you can see why the economy is in so much trouble. The real solution to low income is economic growth. Even if your slice of the pie is fixed and you can't take it away from the rich, double the size of the pie and your income doubles. Why can't a liberal see that a rising tide lifts all boats? I don't know about you, but in 46 years of working, I never had one poor person hire me.
I am not denigrating fast food jobs, but don’t they realize there are people in some more skilled jobs that don’t make $15?
Robotics....get rid of the fat twerking ass, can speak any known language employees...
Yeah, getting $7.75 to say, “You want fries with that?” Seriously? They are already overpaid.
“Mickey Ds should close up in Detroit anyway. That city is a lost cause.”
Flipping a hamburger does not have the same technical skill as constructing a vehicle.
It is not McDonald’s responsibility to subsidize the failed policies of the US government.
You may be priceless as a human being, but your work is NOT worth $15 per hour if all you can get is minimum wage. Minimum wage means that your labor isn’t even worth THAT much, if the government has to force another party to pay it. This is where Mitt Romney lost the election in the 2nd debate. He could have told that college student that a job is not “given”, but earned.
“They seem to be aiming ONLY at the customers in inner-city Chicago and Detroit.”
same here, we even have the ads in spanish. Not a big deal in hindsight as in my city, whites go to In N Out or Tommy’s.